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It is madness to attempt to hold. In the first place the troops cannot do it and in the second place if they do not retreat they will be destroyed. I repeat that this order be rescinded or that you find someone else. ---->>>

Another adverse factor was the way the Russians received continual reinforcements from their back areas, as they fell back. It seemed to us that as soon as one force was wiped out, the path was blocked by the arrival of a fresh force. ---->>>

If was, increased by a lack of railways in Russia - for bringing up supplies to our advancing troops. ---->>>

The responsibility of commanding the invasion fell to me, and the task was assigned to my Army Group. ---->>>

The German Air Force was not sufficient to protect the sea crossing on its own. While the leading part of the forces might have landed, there was the danger that they might be cut off from supplies and reinforcements. ---->>>


Nationality: German
Born: December 12, 1875
Die: 02-24, 1953
Occupation: Soldier

Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt (12 December 1875 – 24 February 1953) was a Field Marshal in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. Born into a Prussian family with a long military tradition, Rundstedt entered the Prussian Army in 1892. During World War I, he served mainly as a staff officer (wikipedia)